Functional, sustainable and affordable gifts to offer this Christmas.
PATAGONIA, Black Hole Duffle Bag, €130
This functional and durable duffle bag by sustainable pioneer Patagonia has a padded base, detachable shoulder straps, internal mesh pockets and comes in 9 different colours. An essential of outdoor activities at a reasonable price.
LOLA'S APOTHECARY, Delicate Romance Naturally Fragrant Candle, €49
This 100% natural candle is made from plant waxes to rival traditional paraffin candles and features artwork by celebrated British illustrator, Deborah Ballinger. The Delicate Romance range blends scent of sweet-smelling roses interlaced with warm spices and a hint of refreshing zest.
VEJA, V-10 Extra White Emeraude Black, €125
French-based Veja are rising in popularity and fast becoming known as the sneakers with a conscience. The V-10 collection was introduced to celebrate a decade of making ecological trainers and this particular pair have the classic white leather, heel-tab design and a green logo.
RILEY STUDIO, Classic Hoodie ‘Feel Good’, €90
We all need a basic staple we can rely on for style and comfort. Enters this minimalist and super soft organic cotton hooded grey sweatshirt manufactured with less water than traditional clothing and without fertilisers, pesticides and toxic chemicals. Eco-fashion at its finest.
RISE AND FALL, Organic Classic 400 Oxford Pillow Case Pair, €34
Clean and crisp in style, these pillowcases are made with GOTS certified organic cotton - which is particularly recommended for sensitive skins. You can’t go wrong with the Oxford design (extra 5cm border beyond the seam edge) in pristine white. They come in recyclable packaging and 3€ from every set of bedding sold is donated to homelessness charity Centrepoint.
PALA EYEWEAR, Kibwe Amber Tortoiseshell Sunglasses, €85
Ethics meets aesthetics at Pala Eyewear. These chunky amber tortoiseshell with a quirky angular frame will make its wearer stand out from the crowd. The case are woven from plastic bags and waste, and for every pair sold, Pala Eyewear provides someone in need with spectacles too.
BEE-YÜ, Firming and Regenerating Face Masque, €100
Cleanse, tighten and regenerate with this face masque from Bee Yü, a premium, natural skincare brand using bee venom and the highest grade of Manuka honey from New Zealand. This 3-in-1 treatment aims to work towards a healthy, radiant skin glow whilst giving back to the bees as £5 from every masque sale goes towards the UK’s bumblebee conservation trust.
ALL BIRDS, Night Bird Mask, €40
This is for those always on the go who don’t want to use airlines’ single-use eye mask when travelling. This super soft mask made with 100% merino wool helps to doze off in the air whilst remaining stylish with it’s quirky bird and eyes design.
Writer: Amira Arasteh